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|20 weeks 2 days ago||I have to assume ESPN employs half of MGo with how||
I have to assume ESPN employs half of MGo with how often this happens. sigh....
|20 weeks 3 days ago||MSU did just take two games from Oregon, who's||
MSU did just take two games from Oregon, who's been a pretty solid team. I haven't paid much attention to the rest of the schedule though so maybe you're right
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Remember one of those wins was against a d2||
Remember one of those wins was against a d2 school, so it doesn't count. They'd be 19-12 in the committee's eyes.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||*how<br>*probably<br>dang swipe||
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think the player's health info is||
I don't think the player's health info is protected here. My guess is that they sign that away as part of their scholarship.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I know you didn't, sorry if that sounded like||
Yeah I know you didn't, sorry if that sounded like I was calling you out. I was just saying I don't know how ESPN came up with 3 returning, but it's really 5ish depending on how they look at it.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah that's wrong. We return a minimum of four||
Yeah that's wrong. We return a minimum of four starters. RB, TE, LG, RT. Depending on how they list 2nd TE and 3rd WR, we return both those guys too. So I'd say we return 5.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||you can only back date 3, so I think 31 is the||
you can only back date 3, so I think 31 is the max
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Ezekiel Elliott. Derrick||
Ezekiel Elliott. Derrick Henry.
|32 weeks 2 hours ago||I think it's true||
I think Michigan is the tween to beat next year. OSU lost a lot, MSU lost a lot. I think either of those teams winning the division would be an upset. But I still hold out hope we can best you guys in East Lansing
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Both of these taeks are too reasonable for the||
Both of these taeks are too reasonable for the internet.
But yeah, Michigan and MSU both have good WR classes this year.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||(which MSU also had more||
(which MSU also had more of)
|33 weeks 15 hours ago||He was only at Weber St for one year before coming||
He was only at Weber St for one year before coming to Michigan
|33 weeks 1 day ago||One juco MSU was in on committed to Cincinnati||
One juco MSU was in on committed to Cincinnati this past weekend I think. Not sure if it's who you are referring to
|33 weeks 1 day ago||not||
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I was thinking about what a guy like Hurst would||
I was thinking about what a guy like Hurst would do in a 3-4, but I think he is able to beat those blocks so it might work out.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||A traditional 3-4 requires a few space eaters on||
A traditional 3-4 requires a few space eaters on the DL that can 2-gap effectively, that's why not many teams run it. If you're trying to consistently run a 3-4 with 280lb DLs, you're gonna have a bad time.
As an MSU fan, we've had some problems the last few years running against a 3-4 in the rate times we've gone up against it. I think it's because it's harder for OL to ID the right guys to block, it messes with their reads a bit. Can any MGo Xs and Os people confirm?
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Ed Davis||
The difference between Davis and Mario is that Davis never actually played in a game that year, while Mario has played in a few games every season.
But the Minnesota week he was scout team potw for was like game 9. It comes down to what MSU says he was injured with and how much the NCAA looks at practice participation. My guess is they don't look at that at all, so if MSU can prove his freshman year he had an injury, then he should be good.
I assume they do some good investigation on this (a HUGE assumption with the NCAA), but it seems like this is a process that can really be exploited.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||regarding Burbridge v Lewis:I agree with your||
regarding Burbridge v Lewis:
I agree with your scoring philosophy that you don't give minuses to the defender for great offensive plays. that matchup was crazy, and while I think Michigan got the better of it, both teams (and fanbases) are happy with the result. MSU was not moving the ball without throwing it to Burbridge, and ended up with 130 yards out of it. Lewis ended up with a seasons with of pass breakups.
Great matchup and I can't wait to see those two do it again in the NFL next year, because Lewis is definitely ready. #FollowYourHeart
|45 weeks 20 hours ago||awful is a strong word there when the biggest||
awful is a strong word there when the biggest issues aren't anything a ST coach can control.
We've had bad snaps, missed FGs, dropped snaps on punts, shanked punts. all things I don't put on a coach.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||As someone who's watched||
As someone who's watched every minute of every game: Yes they have looked bored at times. No that's not the reason these games have been close.
MSU has run out be good leads in every game except for Rutgers, and from that point has just tried to end the game as quickly as possible. Against Purdue it made some sense. We were down to our center playing RT, didn't want to have many passing situations where Cook could be killed. Against other teams it didn't make much sense.
Our play calling seems to be based on the fact that our defense can hold a lead, which so far hasn't been the case. Injuries and youth have contribued to a bad defensive backfield and giving up points. ST has put us in a hole a few times.
I'm looking for MSU to attack for a full 4 quarters like it does in the first 25 minutes of games. It had to against Rutgers, and we ended up with 31 points and left a few points on the field. Against Michigan we can't afford to settle because we're not going to be able to get up 21 points in the first 4 drives of the game.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||All MSU QBs wear a brace on their plant leg, it's||
All MSU QBs wear a brace on their plant leg, it's just something the team has done for a while now. Saved Cook from a near certain season ending injury last year
|45 weeks 3 days ago||probably because they have decent pass D until 3rd||
probably because they have decent pass D until 3rd down (3rd and long is a "passing down"), then they give up tons of yards? that would make them successful a lot of the time but really bad on passing downs.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Comparing these two is a fun exercise. I think||
Comparing these two is a fun exercise. I think Michigan has the better D line, MSU 13 had better linebackers, and the DBs are probably a wash. Plus it looks like both teams will have the best CB in college football in their respective years.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||I love how people on here day injuries don't||
I love how people on here day injuries don't matter, then bring up injured players on your own team. Look, injuries do matter. You'd rather have Mario than RJS, that's just the way it is. If MSU loses Saturday, it will be because the guys on the field for MSU weren't good enough to beat the guys on the field for Michigan.
Going into this year, I honestly would have thought that MSU could win with a hodge podge collection of dudes. but right now they'll need all hands on deck to even complete. If we're missing 1 or 2 starting OL, Cook might not make it to Sunday.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Loved the de-fense chant at the end of the game.||
Loved the de-fense chant at the end of the game. Very cool to see that from 100,000.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||I always compare to MSU guys||
I always compare to MSU guys, so look at him vs Dennard from two years ago. I think he's 1 inch shorter and about 20lbs lighter. Probably a little better in coverage (MSU system had Dennard only doing a couple coverages I think). Dennard was stronger.
Dennard ended up being a 1st round pick.
Now Dennard is the nickel back for the Bengals in year 2.
I think it's totally reasonable for Lewis to follow that same path. but he's not getting tons of hype, so maybe 2nd or 3rd round this year is a good projection.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||it's mainly youth||
Right now, I'm hoping it's just youth. Breaking in two new corners, then to have one go down for the season, means that no one has any experience. 4 of our 6 LBs have little to no experience before this season. There's been growing pains.
Remember the last two years when Michigan was all about the "right to rush four"? week it turns out having a lights out secondary where you have the right to rush seven is pretty great for Michigan this year.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||re MSU||
I think anyone who has watched MSU this year has seen how bad our pass defense is. We've been propped up by being very good against inside runs and in short yardage. Pass D is something we need to improve on, but I'm not sure it's something we'll be able to say is above average at any point this year.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||I do. MSU has given up chunks of years to everyone||
I do. MSU has given up chunks of years to everyone they played this year. I'm really concerned about our depth, given that we've lost two D starters for the year and our starting captain LB missed last week's game. we're thin in the back 7.